Making a Difference
Congratulations to Minnesota’s 16 Honor Roll companies.
Companies with both 20 percent or more women corporate directors and 20 percent or more women executive officers receive honor roll recognition in The Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership. Special distinction is awarded to companies with 30 percent or more women directors and 30 percent or more women executive officers. The 2009 Honor Roll expanded by four companies. Companies are listed by revenue category.
SUPERVALU, Inc. — A leader in the grocery retailing industry, SUPERVALU has 200,000 employees and more than 2,500 stores.
Target Corporation* — Founded in Minneapolis in 1902 as the Dayton Dry Goods Company, Target is the second largest retailer in the United States.
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. — Working to bring greater quality, affordability, access, and simplicity to the health care system— ensuring that people get quality care and the guidance to make informed decisions about their care, health, and well-being.
St. Jude Medical, Inc. — Advances the practice of medicine by reducing risk wherever possible and contributing to successful outcomes for every patient.
Allete, Inc. — Delivers affordable, reliable energy services in the Upper Midwest. Capella Education Company — A national leader in online education and the parent company of Capella University, a regionally accredited online university.
Christopher & Banks Corporation — A Minneapolis-based retailer of women’s clothing with over 800 women’s specialty stores in 46 states.
CyberOptics Corporation* — Provides industry-leading optical sensors and inspection systems for the electronics assembly equipment market.
Deluxe Corporation — A $1.5 billion company with locations in the United States, Canada, Ireland, and China, Deluxe is one of the top check producers in North America.
Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (2009 addition) — Founded in 1994, Famous Dave’s is the legendary BBQ franchise, with over 170 restaurants and growing. HMN Financial, Inc. — A $1.1 billion asset, well-capitalized, community bank with 16 branches located in Minnesota and Iowa.
Health Fitness Corp. (2009 addition) — An award-winning provider of integrated health and fitness management services for employees and individuals.
MTS Systems Corporation* — Delivers the resources that engineers, researchers, and manufacturers need to excel in their businesses.
Navarre Corp. (2009 addition) — A publisher and distributor of home entertainment PC software, video games and accessories, DVD videos, and music.
New Ulm Telecom, Inc. (2009 addition) — Provides value-enhanced communication solutions with superior service provided by customer-focused employees.
Select Comfort Corporation — Founded in 1987, the Minneapolis-based bedding retailer delivers total sales of $691 million annually and has 30 U.S.-issued or pending patents.
*Special Distinction: at least 30 percent women on the board and in senior management